Mar 01

Helping our kids slim down with healthy snacks

Personally I don’ believe that the childhood obesity problem is as bad as Michelle Obama claims it is.  If she wants to live on broccoli and dirt, she can do what she wants, although most images of her show her chowing down on ribs and fries.  Like any politician, she’s very good at telling everyone else what to do.  Of course the fact that no one voted for her is another story.  But that’s not the point.  Obama aside, it’s true that some of our kids are overweight. Simply by making certain that they replace unhealthy snacks with some healthy snacks for kids, the savings in calories will cause pounds to drop off.

If you ever take the time to carefully watch our kids devour snacks, you’ll get some ideal of how many calories can be saved by a few easy changes.  Changing a few unhealthy snacks that kids always want, to some healthy snacks for kids  to eat in their place, can save a few hundred calories every day.

Every 3500 calories can put on a pound of additional weight.  If we can adjust our kids snacks and reduce their calorie intake by only 200 calories a day, they’ll start dropping about a pound each month.  By making this small change to healthy snacks for kids, they can slowly drop the weight.  For those of us who have struggled with weight loss, we know that weight loss is best when it’s done slowly.

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